Part of the reason I started this blog was to share with other mom’s ways in which I have found to simplify our busy, modern lives.
If you’ve been reading for a long time, you know that my word for 2011 was simplify. After having my entire world turned upside down and moving 1,000 miles away and having a baby all within a few month span, I needed to create a new normal. I was tired of the chaos that was my life and home. I craved a simple, free-flowing, balanced life.
And now, in 2012, my word has been CONTROL! Not in the bad way, but in the way that I need to gain self-control and take the reigns back in my life and become the woman I’ve always wanted to be! . You can see more about that on my 2012 pinboard.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but the home we are currently renting in Tennessee (until we can sell our house in Connecticut) is barely 1,000 sq ft. And it had the original wood paneling and green carpet until we moved in. It still needs a lot of tlc, but I think we are done renovating for now. But I am not done finding solutions that create balance and rhythm in our tiny space.
I have shared with you some of my tips for balancing being a busy work at home mom and wife, but I want to begin sharing with you more tips on simplifying and balancing your life. And more than just with freezer cooking! I recently read a statistic that Americans work something like 20 more hours per month than we did in the 50s (don’t quote me on that statistic, because I can’t remember the source), and it didn’t really surprise me, but it frightened me. All this to say, I know you’re busy. And chances are you need ideas to create a more simple life for yourself.
If you haven’t already noticed, I created a new page at the top. I will be working on linking up all of my old posts up there so they are organized and easily accessible for you. I will also be adding more content every week.
Additionally, I am looking for contributors who may be interested in sharing tips that create balance and establish sanity for other moms! Email me for more details.